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Why use the perfective “поесть” here? – from a Russian proficiency test

В холодильнике ничего не осталось (поесть)? I've recently took a national Russian proficiency test held in my country, and this comes from one of the grammar-related questions in the most advanced ...
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Any way to trace when «учёный» became a noun?

I need to know the approximate time учёный was substantivised. Dahl has no separate entry for the word as either noun or adjective, but he does use it as a noun when defining other terms (e.g. «...
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…дались тебе эти макароны!

Как вообще возник оборот "далось тебе [это] XXX" ? Почему он означает то, что означает? Т.е. я его использую, нутром ощущаю, но логически разложить этот оборот на составляющие, объяснить его механику ...
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In what category does soft sign and hard sign fall into?

I know that the soft and hard signs are not consonants or vowels, but do they fall into as masculine, feminine, or neuter? Коктейль ? , do we put один одна or одно